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The Indy Chamber announced Tuesday that ZeNai Savage will be the new chief financial and administrative officer, Taylor Hughes will be promoted to chief strategy officer and Jenna Bentley will be the new vice president of government affairs.  

In her new role as chief financial officer, Savage will oversee the Indy Chamber’s financial and administrative operations, strategic planning and operational efficiency. In addition, Savage will also manage growth programs like the Business Ownership Initiative, which provides microloans to small businesses and clients who may be underserved by traditional lenders. 

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ZeNai Savage. (Photo/Indy Chamber)

Prior to her appointment, Savage utilized her years of experience in finance, advocacy and leadership as the executive vice president of finance and operations at Martin University. 

“I’m thrilled to find a home at the Indy Chamber, where I can leverage my experience in finance, administration and community engagement,” Savage said in a press release. “As a native of Indianapolis, I’m particularly excited about playing an integral role in shaping the future of the Indy region.” 

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Taylor Hughes. (Photo/Indy Chamber)

As the new chief strategy officer and chief of staff, Hughes will continue to lead policy development and government affairs and expand his responsibilities into strategic planning and project management. 

Prior to his appointment, Hughes worked with the Chamber for six years. His involvement included advancing the Inner Loop Project, a $3 billion investment plan to redesign downtown infrastructure. Additionally, Hughes helped launch the Business Equity for Indy initiative and other public policy initiatives. 

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Jenna Bentley. (Photo/Indy Chamber)

Bentley will serve as the new vice president of governmental affairs and lead the Chamber’s legislative affairs, political operations and grassroots advocacy efforts. Prior to her appointment, Bentley served as the government affairs director for the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities. 

The President and CEO of Indy Chamber, Matt Mindrum, expressed his enthusiasm for the new appointees in a press release. 

“We are incredibly fortunate to have ZeNai, Taylor and Jenna as part of our leadership team. Each brings tremendous experience and a shared commitment to making Indy the fastest growing, most attractive and most inclusive region in the Midwest,” Mindrum said. 

The appointments reflect Indy Chamber’s dedication to strengthening their team and abilities to support business and communities across Indy. 

For more information about Indy Chamber, visit indychamber.com.  

Contact Staff Writer Hanna Rauworth at 317-762-7854 or follow her on Instagram at @hanna.rauworth. 

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